Before my dinner at Lola, I had about an hour of free time. I got packed up, changed clothes, and headed out. I like to explore, and I think there’s no better way to explore a town than with a walking tour. I stopped at the front desk to ask where I should walk to, and got some great suggestions. Her first suggested stop was Playhouse Square.
Playhouse Square is an area of Cleveland that has like nine different theaters. It was a neat area with all the historic theaters, signs, and things to see. I read online that this is the biggest performing arts center outside of New York City!
The front desk sent me down here to check out the big chandelier above the road. They weren’t kidding. It was HUGE. And just hanging over the road! I’ve done some research since getting home and discovered that it was the world’s largest permanent crystal chandelier, and the first outdoor chandelier. I can get down with that type of fancy, chandeliers in the road.
After exploring Playhouse Square, I headed toward the stadium, which was easy to do as I followed the crowd wearing Cleveland Indian gear (there was a game starting soon). As I traveled, I spotted a unique looking building and decided to investigate.
When I got close enough to read the sign, I found out this was the home of the Cleveland Grays Armory, which housed the private military company back in the 1800s. It’s now a museum and community center, hosting events throughout the year. I loved the architecture.
Next I walked over to Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians. It was a GORGEOUS night for baseball and had I not had dinner reservations, I would have bought a ticket and enjoyed the game. The stadium was open and beautiful.
I rounded out my tour walking down to the Tower City Center on the Public Square. The big historical square and monument in the middle of the square are under construction, but I did manage to get some pretty views of the Tower.
Cleveland has some neat sights around town, including some really cool architecture and plenty of rich history. I’m glad I took the time to explore.